MUSICIANS INSTITUTE TUITION & FEES

  • TUITION

    Master of Music Degrees

    QUARTERS PER QUARTER TOTAL CREDITS PER CREDIT TOTAL
    All Students 4 (varies) 45 $660 $29,700

    Bachelor of Music Degrees

    QUARTERS PER QUARTER TOTAL CREDITS PER CREDIT TOTAL
    Performance (Bass, Drum, Guitar, Keyboard, Vocal)* 12 $7,080 – $7,920 135 $590 – $660 $85,950 – $89,100
    Performance with Minor (Audio Production/ Music Industry Studies)** 14 $7,080 – $7,920 160 $590 – $660 $100,700 – $103,850
    Composition* 12 $7,080 – $7,920 135 $590 – $660 $85,950 – $89,100
    Songwriting & Production* 12 $7,080 – $7,920 135 $590 – $660 $85,950 – $89,100
    Songwriting & Production (MI Online)* 12 $7,350 180 $490 (135 MUSIC CREDITS TOTAL)
    $330 (45 GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS TOTAL)
    $81,000
    General Education Credits*** (varies) (varies) 45 $330 $14,850

    Associate Degrees

    ASSOCIATE DEGREES QUARTERS PER QUARTER TOTAL CREDITS PER CREDIT TOTAL
    AS in Music Business 6 $8,850 90 $590 $53,100
    AS in Music Business (MI Online)* 6 $7,350 90 $490 $44,100
    AA in Performance 6 $8,850 90 $590 $53,100
    AA in Performance: (GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, KEYBOARD,
    VOCAL) (MI Online)*
    6 $7,350 90 $490 $44,100
    AA in Performance/Combined Emphasis 6 $8,850 90 $590 $53,100
    AS in Studio Recording 6 $8,850 90 $590 $53,100
    AS in Studio Recording Technology (MI Online) 6 $7,350 90 $490 $44,100

    Associate Degrees – Part-time

    ASSOCIATE DEGREES – PART-TIME QUARTERS PER QUARTER TOTAL CREDITS PER CREDIT TOTAL
    Performance (Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard,
    Vocal) (MI Online)
    12 $3,430 – $3,920 90 $490 $44,100
    Music Business (MI Online) 12 $3,430 – $3,920 90 $490 $44,100
    Studio Recording Technology (MI Online) 12 $3,430 – $3,920 90 $490 $44,100

    Certificates

    CERTIFICATE QUARTERS PER QUARTER TOTAL CREDITS PER CREDIT TOTAL
    Performance 4 $8,850 60 $590 $35,400
    Performance (GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, KEYBOARD,
    VOCAL) (MI Online)*
    4 $7,350 60 $490 $29,400
    Artist/Producer/Entrepreneur 4 $8,850 60 $590 $35,400
    Artist/Producer/Entrepreneur (MI Online)* 4 $7,350 60 $490 $29,400
    Studio Recording 4 $8,850 60 $590 $35,400
    Studio Recording Technology (MI Online) 2 $7,350 30 $490 $14,700
    Audio Engineering 2 $8,850 30 $590 $17,700
    DJ Performance and Production 2 $8,850 30 $590 $17,700
    DJ Performance and Production (MI Online) 2 $7,350 30 $490 $14,700
    Electronic Music Production 2 $8,850 30 $590 $17,700
    Electronic Music Production (MI Online) 2 $7,350 30 $490 $14,700
    Independent Artist 2 $8,850 30 $590 $17,700
    Independent Artist (MI Online) 2 $7,350 30 $490 $14,700
    Music Business 2 $8,850 30 $590 $17,700
    Music Business (MI Online) 2 $7,350 30 $490 $14,700
    Songwriting 2 $8,850 30 $590 $17,700
    Songwriting (MI Online) 2 $7,350 30 $490 $14,700

    Certificate – Part Time

    CERTIFICATE – PART TIME QUARTERS PER QUARTER TOTAL CREDITS PER CREDIT TOTAL
    Performance (Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard,
    Vocal) (MI Online)
    8 $3,430 – $3,920 60 $490 $29,400
    Artist / Producer / Entrepreneur (MI Online) 8 $3,430 – $3,920 60 $490 $29,400
    DJ Performance & Production (MI Online) 4 $3,430 – $3,920 30 $490 $14,700
    Music Business (MI Online) 4 $3,430 – $3,920 30 $490 $14,700
    Songwriting (MI Online) 4 $3,430 – $3,920 30 $490 $14,700
    Independent Artist (MI Online) 4 $3,430 – $3,920 30 $490 $14,700
    Electronic Music Production (MI Online) 4 $3,430 – $3,920 30 $490 $14,700
    Studio Recording Technology (MI Online) 4 $3,430 – $3,920 30 $490 $14,700

    Non-Certificate

    NON-CERTIFICATE QUARTERS PER QUARTER TOTAL CREDITS PER CREDIT TOTAL
    MI SELECT PROGRAM**** 1 Varies N/A $590 Varies

    TUITION DEPOSIT: $300.00; All programs are refundable.
    * Based on average of 12 credits/quarter for on-campus programs and 15 credits/quarter for MI Online programs; GE units
    average 3.75 per quarter. Tuition costs vary by quarter based on number of credits.
    ** Based on per-unit cost of Major and minor courses. Actual quarter amounts may vary.
    *** GE Units are offered by arrangement with Los Angeles City College; tuition rates vary. Contact LACC for current
    tuition information.
    **** Courses taken during an MI Select or MI Select Express session do not earn course credit. Attendance or completion
    of any course does not guarantee subsequent advanced placement in a Certificate or Degree program. MI Select quarter
    course load equivalent to 15-credit Certificate/AA course load for one quarter.

  • ALL-STUDENT FEES

    (APPLIES TO ALL STUDENTS IN ALL PROGRAMS)
    State of California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) – All students are mandated by the State of California to pay $0.50 per $1,000 of Total Program Cost. Please refer to tuition table for program costs.​

    BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREES

    BACHELOR OF MUSIC Application (non-refundable) Equipment Cost Materials Other Fees Per Quarter Technology Fee TOTAL
    Performance Major $100 $75 $1,000* $45 $1,715
    W/Minor in Audio Production $100 $85 $75 $1856** $45 $2,661
    W/Minor in Music Industry Studies $100 $45 $1,805
    Composition Major $100 $75 $1200-$1400*** $45 $1,915-$3,115****

    ASSOCIATE DEGREES

    ASSOCIATE DEGREES Application (non-refundable) Equipment Cost Materials Other Fees Per Quarter Technology Fee TOTAL
    AA in Performance $100 $45 $370
    AA in Performance: Guitar (MI Online) $100 $75 $550
    AS in Music Business $100 $45 $370
    AS in Music Business (MI Online) $100 $75 $550
    AS in Live Music Event Production, AE $100 $85 $444 $2,265 $45 $3,164
    AS in Studio Recording, AE $100 $85 $464 $2,088 $45 $3,007

    CERTIFICATES

    CERTIFICATE Application (non-refundable) Equipment Cost Materials Other Fees Per Quarter Technology Fee TOTAL
    Performance $100 $45 $280
    Performance: Guitar (MI Online) $100 $75 400
    Audio Engineering $100 $85 $199 $856** $45 $1,330
    DJ Performance and Production $100 $239†† $45 $429 $813
    Independent Artist $100 $45 $190
    Music Business $100 $45 $190
    Music Business//Entrepreneur $100 $45 $235
    Guitar Craft $100 $465 $621††† $45 $530
    Guitar Craft Acoustic Design $100 $465 $918††† $45 $545
    Guitar Craft Set-Neck Design $100 $465 $918††† $45 $545
    Artist / Producer / Entrepreneur (MI Online) $100 $75 $400

    NON-CERTIFICATES

    NON-CERTIFICATE Application (non-refundable) Equipment Cost Materials Other Fees Per Quarter Technology Fee TOTAL
    MI Select / MI Select Express $100 $45 $145

    NOTES:
    Tuition and fees for all programs are charged on a quarterly basis and are due at the time of registration for each quarter of instruction. All programs require students to source their own materials, software and equipment. Students are not allowed to enter MI facilities or attend classes until required tuition and fees are paid in full. See student Billing department for current information. Costs vary according to manufacturer prices and features. Please contact our Admissions Department for details on the fees pertaining to your specific start date.

    * Arranging Course Fees.
    ** Audio Engineering Course Facility Fee.
    *** Arranging/Orchestration Fee (depending on venue availability).
    **** Due to Arranging/Orchestration Fee (depending on venue availability).
    † Multiply technology fee by number of quarters referenced on the tuition table.
    †† Serato DJ Expansion License Fee $150, Traktor License Fee $89
    ††† Guitar Craft Course Facility Fee
  • OPTIONAL SERVICE FEES

    (APPLIES TO ANY STUDENT WISHING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE OPTIONAL ITEMS)

    COMMENCEMENT

    Item Quarter Needed Fee Amount
    Cap and Gown fees Final quarter $25
    Per-ticket extra graduation ticket fees (the first 4 are free) Final quarter $10

    ADMINISTRATIVE FEES

    Item Quarter Needed Fee Amount
    Per-course retest fee As needed $50.00
    Re-application fee As needed $51.00
    Late registration fee As needed $100.00
    Per-course credit by examination/”test-out” fee As needed $40.00
    Lost or renewed Student ID Card fee As needed $10.00
    Transcript request fee As needed $15.00
    Rushed transcript request fee As needed $20.00

    NOTES:

    1. Tuition and fees for all programs are charged on a quarterly basis and are due at the time of registration for each quarter of instruction. Students are not allowed to enter MI facilities or attend classes until required tuition and fees are paid in full. Please contact the student billing department at studentbilling@mi.edu for specific information about your individual account.
    2. Costs of certain items may vary in accordance with manufacturer prices and features. This may cause relative fees to increase to accommodate this variance. As such, please be sure to check this page prior to registering/ordering materials to ensure that you are aware of the current price.
    3. Fees are non-refundable.
  • TEXTBOOKS

    Musicians Institute provides textbook requirements and estimated costs for each program.

    Please use the ISBN codes provided to assist you in finding the proper texts for each course. Used or digital copies are acceptable. Some resources to source these materials include, but are not limited to:

    Guitar performance and Guitar Craft students do not need to purchase outside textbooks for their core classes. However, certain elective courses in the Guitar program do have required textbooks that must be purchased by the student. If you have questions about any of these requirements, please contact admissions at 800-255-7529 or admissions@mi.edu.

  • EQUIPMENT

    Musicians Institute Student BYOD Policy

    As of October 6, 2014, each student at Musicians Institute must have a device that allows for access to our Learning Management System (LMS) and corresponding materials. This is a requirement of enrollment at Musicians Institute.

    Musicians Institute has made every effort to ensure that this material is available on a multitude of different devices/operating systems.

    As such, you will need a device that meets the following specifications below:

    General Requirements:

    • A smart phone, tablet or laptop computer
    • Internet connection for device/computer (wi-fi or ethernet recommended)
    • Built-in or external speakers, headphones, or similar for audio playback

    Apple Devices:

    • iPad (iPad2 or newer recommended**)
    • iPad Mini (Retina display suggested**)
    • iPhone (4s or newer recommended**)
    • iOS 7 or above is recommended

    ** All device versions are technically compatible with the delivery application. However, older devices may be limited by memory and CPU requirements of a given book/file size. It is likely that students with iOS devices pre-iPad 2/iPhone 4 will experience diminished functionality the deliver application.

    Android Devices:

    • Phone & tablet devices utilizing the Android OS are compatible with the deliver application. Due to the wide variety of manufacturers and models, a standardized list of actual devices cannot be issued.
    • Android OS 4.4 or above is recommended.

    Desktop Readers (Mac and Windows):
    These desktop reader applications require Adobe AIR to be installed and current on the machine. All tech specifications are related to same minimum requirements for Adobe AIR installation: http://www.adobe.com/products/air/tech-specs.html

    Windows

    • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbook class devices
    • Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (including 64 bit editions) with Service Pack 2, Windows 7, or Windows 8 Classic
    • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)

    Mac OS

    • Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
    • Mac OS X v10.7, v10.8, or v10.9
    • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)

     


     

    Guitar Craft Equipment Requirements

    • Electronic tuner (Strobe type preferred)
    • Instrument cable with 1⁄4” plugs (minimum length of 3’)
    • Mechanical pencil with lead size of 0.5 or 0.7
    • Eraser
    • 3-ring binder
    • Paper notebook or laptop for taking notes

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